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Research ResourcesSurvey of Consumer Finances


1983 Survey of Consumer Finances

Survey Data

The full final survey data are available to the public in three formats. The first set of data are made available in two types of transport file. These files may be used with the current version of SAS. (Help is available for importing these files as SAS datasets.) One version is created using PROC CPORT; this is the smaller of the two files. The second one is created using PROC COPY with the EXPORT option; this file may be particularly convenient for users who do not have access to SAS, but who do have some means of translating the dataset to another form using a software package that does not support CPORT files. Additionally, the full public data set is available as a Stata data set and in ASCII format. All of these types of files are provided in compressed form as WINZIP files. (See PKWARE website Leaving the Board for software to uncompress WINZIP files.)

Full Public Data Set: SAS format
Edited and Imputed Version
Missing data have been singly imputed, and the codebook provides more detail on the structure of the data set.

WARNING: Some browser versions will download these files in unzipped form; the resulting PROC CPORT transport file will require 9.7 MB of disk space and the resulting PROC COPY transport file will require 34.9 MB of disk space. When uncompressed and imported as a V6.12 engine SAS data set, these files require 39.1 MB of disk space.

Final survey data: CPORT version ()
Final survey data COPY/EXPORT version ()
Last updated April 24, 2003

Unprocessed Version
The original data have not been imputed in this file. The codebook provides more detail on the structure of the data set.

WARNING: Some browser versions will download these files in unzipped form; the resulting PROC CPORT transport file will require 6.5 MB of disk space and the resulting PROC COPY transport file will require 29.4 MB of disk space. When uncompressed and imported as a V6.12 engine SAS data set, these files require 30.5 MB of disk space.

Original survey data: CPORT version ()
Original survey data: COPY/EXPORT version ()
Last updated April 24, 2003

Full Public Data Set: Stata format
A second version of the full public data set is given in Stata format.

Edited and Imputed Version
WARNING: Some browser versions will download these files in unzipped form; the resulting Stata file will require 11.7 MB of disk space.
 
Final survey data: Stata ()
Last updated February 28, 2006

Unprocessed Version
WARNING: Some browser versions will download these files in unzipped form; the resulting Stata file will require 7.6 MB of disk space.
Original survey data: Stata ()
Last updated February 28, 2006

Full Public Data Set: ASCII format
A third version of the full public data set is given in ASCII format. The variables included have exactly the same values as those in the SAS data set. The layout of the variables is given by a format file, which is provided in Excel and tab-delimited formats.

Edited and Imputed Version
WARNING: Some browser versions will download these files in unzipped form; the resulting ASCII file will require 78.9 MB of disk space.
Final survey data: ASCII ()
Map of variables: Excel ()
Map of variables: Tab-delimited ()
Last updated April 24, 2003

Unprocessed Version
WARNING: Some browser versions will download these files in unzipped form; the resulting ASCII file will require 68.2 MB of disk space.
Original survey data: ASCII ()
Map of variables: Excel ()
Map of variables: Tab-delimited ()
Last updated April 24, 2003


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